Evans, British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913

Scope and Content

  • MS 1487;BJ Journal, 27 January to 12 March 1911 [Western mountains sledge journey] ] 1 volume, holograph

Administrative / Biographical History

The British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913 (leader Robert Falcon Scott) spent two winters at Cape Evans on Ross Island. Extensive scientific investigations and exploration was conducted along the coast of Victoria Land and on the Ross Ice Shelf. A party led by Thomas Griffith Taylor and consisting of Evans, Charles Wright, Frank Debenham, Tryggve Gran and Charles Ford spent three months caring out a geological exploration of the western mountains.

A northern party led by Victor Campbell established a base at Cape Adare from where they conducted scientific programmes. The first cin documentary film of an Antarctic expedition, 90° South was made during the expedition. After successfully reaching the South Pole on 17 January 1912 Scott and his companions (Henry Bowers, Evans, Lawrence Oates and Edward Wilson) perished during the return journey.

The journal covers the period of the western sledge journey.



Related Material

The Institute holds over a hundred archival collections containing material relating to this expedition including collections for Evens fellow western mountain sledge companions. See SPRI collection GB 015 British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913 for more information.